Barrington Stage Launches 30th Anniversary Season

Barrington Stage Launches 30th Anniversary Season

Barrington Stage Launches 30th Anniversary Season

PITTSFIELD, MA – February 22, 2024 – Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the artistic direction of Alan Paul, is set to celebrate its 30th anniversary season with an exciting lineup. The season will feature two major musical revivals, a world premiere play, two regional premieres, and a lively comedy starring some of BSC’s favorite associate artists.

“Our 2024 season has something for everyone,” said Alan Paul. “We’re presenting La Cage aux Folles and Next to Normal, both exploring family dynamics in unique ways. Between these, we have the hilarious Boeing Boeing, featuring BSC Associate Artists Mark H. Dold, Christopher Innvar, and Debra Jo Rupp, directed by Julianne Boyd. On the St. Germain Stage, we’re thrilled to premiere A Tender Thing and Primary Trust, along with the world premiere of Mark St. Germain’s Forgiveness. It’s a season that promises to be unforgettable for our audiences.”

The Boyd-Quinson Stage will kick off with La Cage aux Folles (June 11-July 6), directed by Mike Donahue and choreographed by Paul McGill. This Tony Award-winning musical, with a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, is based on Jean Poirot’s play that also inspired the film The Birdcage. This marks BSC’s first Jerry Herman musical since Mame in 2006.

Following La Cage aux Folles, the stage will host Boeing Boeing (July 17-August 3), a 1960 French sex farce by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans. Directed by Julianne Boyd, this production will star BSC Associate Artists Mark H. Dold, Christopher Innvar, and Debra Jo Rupp.

Next to Normal (August 13-September 8), directed by Alan Paul, will close the Boyd-Quinson Stage season. This co-production with Round House Theatre features music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. The original Broadway production won three Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The St. Germain Stage will open with the regional premiere of A Tender Thing (June 25-July 20) by Ben Power, directed by Alan Paul. This play reimagines Romeo and Juliet living into old age, originally staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Forgiveness (July 30-August 25), a world premiere by Mark St. Germain, directed by Ron Lagomarsino, will follow. Set in Minnesota, this interactive play allows audiences to help decide which prisoners are worthy of forgiveness as they plead their cases to the Governor.

The St. Germain Stage season will conclude with the regional premiere of Primary Trust (September 18-October 13) by Eboni Booth. This play, about a bookstore worker who must find a new path after losing his job, was a hit Off-Broadway at Roundabout Theatre Company.

Additional details about the 2024 BSC season, including gala events, concerts, and staged readings, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Single tickets for the 2024 season will go on sale in March 2024, with season passes currently available. For more information, visit

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Alan Paul, is an award-winning theatre located in Pittsfield, MA. Co-founded in 1995 by Julianne Boyd, BSC aims to produce top-notch, compelling work, develop new plays and musicals, and engage the community with vibrant educational outreach programs. Alan Paul succeeded Julianne Boyd as Artistic Director in 2022. BSC attracts over 60,000 patrons annually and is known for its high-quality productions and comprehensive educational programming.

BSC’s reputation for excellence began with a revival of Cabaret that moved to Boston in 1997. The theatre’s prominence grew with the world premiere of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which moved to Broadway and won two Tony Awards. Other notable productions include American Son, Freud’s Last Session, On the Town, Company, and West Side Story.

BSC develops and commissions new work through PlayWorks and the Musical Theatre Lab. Since 1995, BSC has produced 45 new works, 22 of which have moved to New York and major US regional theatres. BSC received 15 Berkshire Theatre Awards for the 2023 season, including Outstanding Production of a Musical for Cabaret and the Sally And Robert Sugarman Award for The Happiest Man on Earth by Mark St. Germain.

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